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FRANKLIN, Benjamin: Statue at the Old Post Office in Washington, D.C.
by Jacques Jouvenal, Ernest Plassman
located in James M. Goode's Pennsylvania Avenue area (click link for more in that area)

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Benjamin Franklin (January 1706 April 17, 1790) was one of the most important Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a leading author, political theorist, politician, printer, scientist, inventor, civic activist, and diplomat. As a scientist he was a major figure in the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As a political writer and activist he, more than anyone, invented the idea of an American nation, and as a diplomat during the American Revolution, he secured the French alliance that helped to make independence possible. Source: Wikipedia




FRANKLIN
PRINTER. PHILANTHROPIST.
PRESENTED TO THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
BY STILSON HUTCHINS


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The Franklin statue is just to the right of the arch.

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Erected January 17th 1889
Ernst Plassman, Designer
Jacques Jouvenal, Sculptor
J.F. Manning, Designer of Pedestal
Commissioners of district of Columbnia W.B. Webb, S.B. Wheatley, C.W. Raymond

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More Info
See
James M. Goode's
'Washington Sculpture' (hardcover p 456 Item #10.09; Pennsylvania Avenue area);
'Outdoor Sculpture' (paperback p364 Item #J-6)

Medium: Marble
Artist: Jacques Jouvenal, Ernest Plassman
Related subjects: History, Science; Politicians; Revolutionary War; Writers, Scholars, Inventors, Educators, Artists; Benjamin Franklin
Location: Pennsylvania Ave. & 12th St NW (S of Penn, E of 12th) Washington, D.C.
See Pennsylvania Avenue area in James Goode's Washington Sculpture
Nearest Metro: Federal Triangle (Orange - Blue - Silver) (click station name for all sculptures nearby)
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog: Control number DC000020 (dcMem ID #620 )

Links & other sources
The Names of Washington D.C. (p109)
ADC Greater Washington, DC Street Map Book (65)
Wikipedia article on Franklin
Franklin Inst on Franklin
Franklin300.com on Franklin
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures on Franklin statue

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